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The brush hair can be divided into two types: synthetic & natural/animal hair

Synthetic hair:

Due to the concern of cost control and animal protection, people invent the synthetic hair. Now, more and more makeup brush users require vegan and cruelty free, so synthetic brushes become more and more popular. Also, with the development of technology, synthetic hair quality increase a lot, they are not only soft and smooth, but also have great powder holding capacity. Many big brands such as Sigma, REAL TECHIQUES choose synthetic hairs for most of their makeup brushes.

The advantage of synthetic hair is: soft, smooth, vegan, cruelty free, affordable price, easy to maintain, durable, long longevity

Animal hair:

There are so many animal hairs used on makeup brushes, here we just list the main and popular types:
 1.the most popular- goat hair

Goat hair is the most common animal hairs used for makeup brushes. They are good at holding large amounts of powders, and with affordable price. Goat hair is a good choice for powder brushes, blush brushes, kabuki brushes, eye brushes etc, users can get an even application and the makeup won¡¯t get trapped in the brush.

The goat hair can be dyed to required colors, please check http://www.cal-print.com/InkColorChart.htm for all available colors.

Base on quality, Goat hairs usually have the following types from low to high level:

#2 goat hair-low quality

SQ goat hair-low quality

HJF goat hair-normal quality

BJF goat hair-high quality

ZGF goat hair-top quality

XGF goat hair-best quality

2.pony hair
Pony hair is soft and durable. As it is much cheaper than sable/ weasel hair, at the same time softer than goat hair, it becomes the most popular choice for eyeshadow brushes. The eyeshadow brushes with pony hair will make the application more natural, and have good shading effect, especially for smoky makeup.   

We usually do not dye pony hair, but just keep its original brown color, to protect its softness.

weasel hair VS sable hair

Weasel hair is soft, durable and water resistant, also has excellent quality, elasticity and great powder holding capacity, it can be used in powder eyeshadows and cream eyeshadows,  so it is really a good choice of top grade eyeshdow brushes, eyeliner brushes, lip brushes etc.

However, weasel is wild animal on the national protection list, so many makeup brush manufacturers usually declare weasel hair to sable hair in case of any risk of shipment holding on customs. Therefore, some customers may require sable hair for their brushes, but in fact, what they really required is weasel hair.

Sable can be cultured, so will have no risk on customs. Sable hair is soft and fine, and as with most natural fibers, the powder is easily transferred to your skin and doesn¡¯t get left behind on the makeup brush. Sable hair be used on eyeshadow brushes, face brushes etc;

Sable hair is fluffier than weasel hair.

The cost of weasel hair is about 6 times of sable hair, so the brushes made of weasel hair will be much expensive than sable hair

4. Chinchilla hair:

Chinchilla hair is the softest natural hair type. This softness typically makes chinchilla hair brushes the most luxurious and also the most expensive brushes. Similar to sable hair, the brushes are wide in the middle and have a pointed tip, which makes them ideal as blending brushes and for use on eye creases.

However, the chinchilla hair itself is too soft to reach a great brush shape, also not perfect in powder holding, so it is usually mixed with top grade goat hair, for example XGF goat hair.

5. Squirrel hair £º

Squirrel hair can be made to many makeup brushes, the most common is pencil brushes and blending brushes. The softness is just after Chinchilla hair. Currently, the squirrel hair in Chinese makeup brush market is mainly imported from Canada.

6. Pahmi hair£º

The proper hardness makes it a good choice for Brow brush

7. Badger hair:

It is the best choice for brow brush, but too expensive 

We promise all of our makeup brushes are cruelty free, no animal will be tested or hurted during our brush production.

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